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The Hound to Return to Game of Thrones Season 6

Aug 27, 2015

If Ned Stark returning for the upcoming season wasn’t enough to get you excited, another dead character has been spotted filming for Season Six of Game of Thrones. Although we never saw...

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True Detective

True Detective Season 2 Finale: “Omega Station”

Aug 10, 2015

And so it ends. The second (and as far as we know final?) season of True Detective. There were a lot of expectations going in and I’m not sure it was possible to meet any of them. If HBO...

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Show Me A Hero

HBO Miniseries: SHOW ME A HERO Debuts 08.16

Aug 12, 2015

This is all just a friendly reminder that it won’t hurt for you to watch the six-part miniseries SHOW ME A HERO coming Sundays in August. With two installments airing back-to-back the series...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Kill the Messenger

Aug 29, 2015

“National security and crack cocaine in the same sentence. Does that not sound strange to you?”  Based on the real story of Gary Webb, Kill the Messenger approaches the life of a...

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Latest HBO News

Full Girls Season 3 Trailer LIVE!

Full Girls Season 3 Trailer LIVE!

We just received word that the first full Girls Season 3 trailer is now live on YouTube! We’d seen teasers and a bit of behind the scenes footage from the new season of Girls thus far but this marks the first time a full trailer graces our screens. Here’s the trailer: Clocking in at almost one and a half minutes I hope that gave you a taste of what’s to come this January. Are you looking forward to the third installment of HBO’s 20-something escapade? Leave us a comment below with your thoughts on this trailer and the new season...

Ja’mie: Private School Girl to Premiere on HBO THIS Sunday,11.24.13

Ja’mie: Private School Girl to Premiere on HBO THIS Sunday,11.24.13

Ladies get your hair extensions in and your lip gloss ready! Guys get your spray tans on and your dick pics ready! It’s finally time for the most *Ja’mazing* show ever to premiere on HBO! This Sunday, 11.24.13 at 10:30 PM, everyone who is anyone, will be gathered around the TV, watching Chris Lilley’s newest masterpiece, Ja’mie: Private School Girl! Hot girls aren’t made, they’re born, and being born hot comes with heaps of responsibility. Don’t miss this ‘mockumentary” style look at how Head Girl, Ja’mie King, powers through her 12th year at Hilford Girls’ Grammar. Are you...

What We Know About… GETTING ON

What We Know About… GETTING ON

We are just days away from the premiere of the American version of the BBC comedy series GETTING ON. We thought that we’d better hurry up and get on board with the show and we will try to take you with us. This is what we know.  Production Company: BBC Worldwide Productions is involved because of the original series but the American production company is a familiar associate of HBO. Anima Sola Productions was behind HBO’s BIG LOVE. They now undertake this comedy stint. Written By: The creators/writers are Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen. They were the consistent writing duo for BIG LOVE.  Directed by: The pilot episode is credited to...

News Roundup – Silverman; ENTOURAGE; NHL and More

News Roundup – Silverman; ENTOURAGE; NHL and More

 This writer now returns to the News Roundup format after a hiatus. These are random news tidbits about many aspects of Home Box Office Inc. I hope you find something interesting below.     Sarah Silverman Talks About Her Comedy Special HBO is days away from debuting Sarah Silverman’s comedy stint. The upcoming HBO Special SARAH SILVERMAN: WE ARE MIRACLES premieres Saturday, 11.23 at 10:00pm ET. To get you warmed up to her style of humor (or just remind you) here are a couple of video clips. Enjoy.   If you want a little longer a clip than the following pads out her brand of humor a little better.      The Rock and Roll Hall...

HBO Go Now Available Through Chromecast

HBO Go Now Available Through Chromecast

It had been speculated that Chromecast was gearing up for an update that would allow it to support HBO Go.  Well, my mobile HBO loving friends we can now confirm that HBO Go is officially supported by Google’s PC to TV streaming device.  They even put out this little promo video to mark the occasion: For those of you unfamiliar with Chromecast Google released a small device (costing about 35 bucks) that plugs right into an HDMI slot on your home television.  After a bit of configuration you’re able to instantly send video from your phone, laptop or tablet right to your television.  So you can see why the service would...

Game of Thrones Season 4 Filming Officially Ends

Game of Thrones Season 4 Filming Officially Ends

That’s it! Filming for Game of Thrones season 4 has officially come to an end, according to Cat Taylor, the Behind the Scenes writer for the show. This year shooting was more contained, as there were only two filming crews, Dragon and Wolf. Shooting took place in various locations across the world, including Northern Ireland, Iceland and Croatia. Here’s the official word from Cat, as provided on Twitter. One down and one to go! Look out Belfast, Dragon has wrapped on S4 of @GameOfThrones. Where has the time gone? — Cat Taylor (@CatonSet) November 8, 2013 That’s all folks. Wolf camera wrap on Series 4 of...

HBO Airing JFK: IN HIS OWN WORDS

HBO Airing JFK: IN HIS OWN WORDS

In observance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of former President John Fitzgerald Kennedy a number of media outlets have been offering special programming about the man and his tragic death.  HBO is included with its one-time-only encore presentation of the 1988 documentary JFK: IN HIS OWN WORDS which will air on HBO Friday, 11.22 at 9:00pm ET. The piece offers rare film footage and audio tapes recordings to tell the story of his life and his one thousand days in office. Check out the...

American Gods No Longer Planned for HBO

American Gods No Longer Planned for HBO

This may come as disappointing news to many of you out there.  Neil Gaiman did an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit today and had the following reply to one of his fans asking the question: “I always hear things about an American Gods HBO Series, pilots and greenlights and all sorts of things. Whats the truth?“.  Here was his answer: There is an American Gods TV series in the works. It’s no longer with HBO. The moment that things are ready to be announced I am sure they will be, either legitimately or via a leak in a big Hollywood Agency mailroom. We’re not sure where the show will be airing whether it be AMC, FX,...

HBO Fall Documentary: WHOOPI GOLDBERG PRESENTS MOMS MABLEY

HBO Fall Documentary: WHOOPI GOLDBERG PRESENTS MOMS MABLEY

Overview: Often referred to as “the funniest woman in the world,” the iconic African-American standup comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley broke racial and sexual boundaries and continues to inspire comedians to this day. In her directorial film debut, Whoopi Goldberg says “Moms Mabley has been a huge inspiration to meand so many others, but not a lot of folks outside of the comedy world know about her legacy. There are a lot of us who wouldn’t be working today without pioneers like her. HBO gave me my first break on TV, so it’s only fitting that Moms has a home there now.” Featuring recently unearthed photographs, rediscovered...

This Just In: F. Scott Fitzgerald Tale Developing For HBO

This Just In: F. Scott Fitzgerald Tale Developing For HBO

Deadline.com breaks that THE LAST TYCOON, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel, got the go to be developed as a new dramatic series for the channel. Supposedly five networks were circling around the concept and HBO got the bid.  Spearheading the project is writer Billy Ray. He has written such films as Flight Plan, Hunger Games and Captain Phillips and has also directed the movies Breach and Shattered Glass. He is set to write and direct THE LAST TYCOON. It will be produced by Sony Pictures TV under Chris Keyser whose biggest credit is producing and writing for TV’s Party Of Five.    THE LAST TYCOON will give us the story arc, if...

Boardwalk Empire Season 4: Havre de Grace

Boardwalk Empire Season 4: Havre de Grace

This week’s Boardwalk Empire took its time and carefully tracked three main plot threads, paving the way for next week’s season finale. Chalky and Daughter are still on the run, Eli is still betraying Nucky, and Gillian… Oh Gillian, you brought this one on yourself, but I feel so bad for you just the same. Take a deep, cleansing breath and let’s recap this week’s episode, Havre de Grace. Chalky and Daughter: Chalky has hitched another ride, this time to see someone named Louis Gossett Jr. as Oscar– who hopefully won’t shoot him. Apparently Louis Gossett Jr. as Oscar took Chalky under his wing at one...

HBO Films MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH

HBO Films MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH

Overview: Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and legendary filmmaker Spike Lee bring Tyson’s hit one-man stage show to TV in HBO Films’ MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH. It was a filmed performance of the show in New York City.  Raw, honest, powerful and full of humor, the stage production of Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth   features “Iron Mike” recounting his life’s highs and lows in his signature candid style. He opens up about his troubled youth, landmark boxing career, the key people in his life, controversies, time in prison, self examination, family and new beginnings. Says HBO programming president Michael Lombardo, “Mike...

True Detective: Go Behind the Scenes

True Detective: Go Behind the Scenes

This weekend HBO dropped another video for True Detective.  But this time around we’re given much more than just another trailer with the same old clips.  HBO invites us to the set with this one going inside the minds of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as well as some of the other characters and show creators.  Here’s the clip: If you were on the fence about this one (how could you be?!) we hope this gets you to tune in on January 24th. Boardwalk Empire ends next week and HBO’s flagship programs will be off the air through the holidays so True Detective will be warmly welcomed in the new year. What do you...

Game of Thrones Season 3 DVD Commentary Tracks

Game of Thrones Season 3 DVD Commentary Tracks

WiC has brought to our attention that information regarding the episode commentary tracks for the digital, DVD and Blu-ray versions of Game of Thrones season 3 has been hiding on the British Board of Film Classification website. We can now disclose which members of the cast and crew will be providing commentary for which episode. Some episodes have more than one commentary track. Episode 21: No commentariesEpisode 22: Natalie Dormer, Jack Gleeson, Vanessa Taylor, Daniel MinahanEpisode 23: David Benioff & DB WeissGemma Jackson & Michele ClaptonEpisode 24: Lena Headey, Diana Rigg, Alex GravesEpisode 25: Bryan Cogman, Nikolaj Coster...

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